Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Despite a legal mandate to report suspected child maltreatment, the literature has consistently reported a failure by mandated professionals to report suspected maltreatment. Lack of knowledge regarding child maltreatment, reporting requirements and possible consequences of reporting have been cited as impediments to reporting. Previous research has recommended the development of training programs to address these hindrances. However, empirically validated training programs specific to the reporting of child maltreatment in mental health professionals have yet to be developed. Therefore, this study is the first to examine the efficacy of a child maltreatment reporting training program which addresses knowledge of child maltreatment laws, reporting requirements, possible consequences of reporting, and therapeutic reporting procedures in mandated mental health professionals.
Abuse; Child; Child Abuse; Development; Evaluation; Health; Maltreatment; Mandated; Mandated Reporting; Mental; Mental Health Professionals; Professionals; Program; Reporting; Reporting Training; Training; Workshop
Clinical psychology; Mental health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Alvarez, Krisann Marie, "The development and evaluation of a child maltreatment reporting training program for mandated mental health professionals" (2008). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2832.